Holy basil: A potent adaptogen with a high antioxidant content, including Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin A. Possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties helpful for reducing breakouts.
N-acetyl cysteine: Derived from an amino acid (L-cysteine) and a precursor to glutathione, the master antioxidant. Due to its Sulphur content, it assists in fighting bacterium (P. Acnes) seen in acne.
Beta carotene: An antioxidant converted by body into vitamin A. Can reduce skin’s sebum production while reducing clogged pores.
Green Tea extract: Rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol shown to improve acne and oily skin due to its significant anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-androgen (male hormone) and antioxidant properties.
Zinc: Considered to be an essential ingredient, its deficiency can result in clogged pores. Can reduce oil production in the skin, while protecing against bacterial infection and inflammation.
B. Subtilus: Given the link between the skin and gut, probiotics such as B. Subtilus can change the skin’s microbiome to reduce inflammation and guard against acne breakouts.
Berberine: Found in goldenseal and Oregon grape, it can fight against the P. acnes bacterium as well as insulin resistance linked to acne.
Garlic: Contains potent chemical called Allicin which helps to kill the bacteria causing acne while reducing inflammation and improving blood circulation.
Propolis: An immune-enhancing compound produced by bees thought to fight infections and heal wounds, and also found to be effective against bacteria and a potent anti-inflammatory agent.
Burdock root: A powerful antioxidant known to increases circulation to skin while combating the P. Acnes bacterium.